Hours of intense pop-culture worship at Comic-Con require that even the strongest of superheroes refuel. And with food trucks aplenty, geeks won't miss a beat of the party by grabbing tasty grub on the go-a total breeze to score compared with battling the zombie-ridden Gaslamp Quarter.
Heck, you don't even need a ticket to the Con to reap the benefits of Petco Park's Interactive Zone. Located in the Lexus Premier Lot, the fun and games-which also include a lineup of seven food trucks-are free and open to the public Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday until 7 p.m.
It's no shock that the most anticipated truck this year is the Hello Kitty Café. Yes, you read that right: a food truck devoted solely to the lovable, iconic Japanese character, with equally cute and yummy baked goods, lemonade, free gifts on purchases more than $25, and more. Later this summer, the Hello Kitty Café will open a permanent location in Orange County, so here's your chance to get a preview without leaving town.
Besides sugary treats, there's plenty of heart sustenance to be had at the Stuffed! truck, whose specialty is big, juicy burgers with crazy toppings like mac and cheese. There will also be German sausages from the Currywurst truck, killer sandwiches from The Grilled Cheese Truck, and barbeque from the Super Q Food Truck.
Whatever you do, be sure to save room for Nerd Nite at SILO in Makers Quarter, where there will be food trucks-like Frida's Cocina-on hand for trivia, demonstrations and prize giveaways sponsored by National Geographic Channel's hit series "Brain Games." Also free and open to the public, and within walking distance of the Convention Center, this Comic-Con edition of Nerd Nite is from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at 753 15th St. For more info, go to makersquarter.com.